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This Nov. 3 file photo provided by Southern California Gas Co., shows equipment being used as SoCalGas crews and technical experts attempt to stop the flow of natural gas leaking from a storage well at the utility’s Aliso Canyon facility. (Javier Mendoza/SoCalGas via AP)

Massive gas leak plugged; residents seek return to normal

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The massive gas leak that spewed uncontrollably for nearly four months drove thousands of Los Angeles residents to pack up and leave their homes, while others rode it out.
A  2010 file photo shows a sign at a BP  station in London. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

BP outlook: American shale gas revolution to go global by 2035

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In its annual Energy Outlook released Wednesday, BP projected shale gas production around the world will grow 5.6 percent a year, and by 2035, half the growth in shale energy will come from outside the United States.
The Headquarters of the ENI energy company are seen in Rome, Italy, Wednesday, December 14, 2005. Gazprom would consider buying a stake in the electricity unit of Eni SpA, Europe's fourth-biggest power company, as a way to enter the Italian electricity production market, Il Sole/24 Ore reported, citing an interview with Gazprom Deputy Chief Executive Alexander Medvedev. Photographer: Chris Warde-Jones/Bloomberg News

Italy’s Eni said to explore sale of gas and power retail assets

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If Eni goes ahead with the auction, the business could attract private equity firms and utility companies, sources said.
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WPX Energy sells off Colorado natural gas assets for $910 million

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The Oklahoma oil producer said Tuesday it is shifting its center of gravity from natural gas-rich Piceance Basin in Colorado to the oil-heavy Permian Basin in West Texas.
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Utilities seek ConocoPhillips stake in Cook Inlet gas field

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Anchorage Municipal Light and Power and Chugach Electric Association are looking to buy ConocoPhillips’ stake in the Beluga River Unit about 35 miles west of Anchorage.
In this Aug. 4, 2015 file photo, Gov. Mary Fallin talks with the media after meeting with members of the Coordinating Council on Seismic Activity in Oklahoma City. With both the number and power of earthquakes increasing in Oklahoma, the Republican-controlled Legislature may be ready to take steps aimed at curbing the quakes scientists have linked to the underground disposal of oil and gas wastewater. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Uptick in quakes could prompt action from Oklahoma lawmakers

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According to the U.S. Geological Survey, Oklahoma this year has already had more than 90 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater, which is generally when most people start to feel them.
U.S. Senator Ed Markey, D-Mass (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

US Sen. Markey faults feds on natural gas export decision

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The Massachusetts Democrat says the decision announced Friday will allow gas to be exported to Canada through the Maritimes and Northeast Pipeline where it will be exported overseas. The pipeline currently flows from Canada into New England.
Los Angeles residents wait in line outside a Southern California Gas Co. office set up to handle claims by people affected by a 15-week-old gas leak in the Proter Ranch neighborhood of Los Angeles Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Brian Melley)

As fix nears for gas leak, residents worry about return home

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With a possible end in sight to a massive 15-week gas leak, anxious residents displaced from a Los Angeles neighborhood are skeptical a fix is near and worry they may be forced to return too soon to unhealthy homes.
A flame blazes on top of a gas burn off venting pipe on the Armada gas condensate platform, operated by BG Group Plc, in the North Sea, off the coast of Aberdeen, U.K., on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015. Royal Dutch Shell Plc got clearance from antitrust authorities in China for the takeover of BG Group Plc, removing the final regulatory hurdle for its biggest-ever deal. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

BG fourth-quarter profit declines 54 percent

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Oil’s collapse has affected BG less than some of its peers because it’s one of the few producers increasing output as projects start in Australia and Brazil.
(Dean Musgrove/Los Angeles Daily News via AP, Pool, File)

Prosecutor smells crime, charges utility for huge gas leak

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LA County’s District Attorney Jackie Lacey filed misdemeanor criminal charges Tuesday against Southern California Gas Co. for failing to immediately report the natural gas leak that has been gushing nonstop nearly 15 weeks.